Unmarried couple trying to decide which route is best for establishing paternity and ensuring both parties have fair and equal rights.
Both parents have the right to seek allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time, formerly known as custody. Both parents have the responsibility to contribute to child support, now calculated via the income shares model. Both parents should consult with their own lawyers for comprehensive advice, as family law attorneys cannot represent both parents in the same proceeding. Best of luck.
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